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Monday, September 1, 2014

I Don't Know...Is This A Travesty Or Utter Brilliance? Personally, I Love It. I Think This Danish Modern Inlaid Tile Drop Leaf Table Top Looks Fantastic Attached To This Florence Knoll Base...But I Won't Have To Live With It. Status: Hot Or Not?

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I picked up the Florence Knoll base with half of a (LARGE) walnut conference table top.  Unfortunately, since it was just half a top, there is a full edge that is unfinished.  That top isn't marked Knoll either, so I don't even know if it was original.  I kicked around the idea of cutting that top down to a desk size but then I found this!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hmmm....I Was Really Hoping That This Was A George Nakashima "Minguren" Coffee Table, But There Are A Few Details That Have Cooled My Jets. Still, Either Way It's A Killer Piece. Status: Unknown.

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I saw this table pop up on the Kansas City craigslist a while back and got kinda wound up about it, but it being a three plus hour drive away...that was about it.  A little winding up.  Then it popped up again this morning at just the right time and the die was cast.  I contacted the seller and was on the highway.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Some Recent Lighting Finds That I've Yet To Tag Up And Deliver To The Booths. Status: Cluttering The Foyer For The Moment.

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Again, Mr. M was just plum tuckered out when he got home from work last night (remember, I'm a second shift worker) and just didn't have the wear with all to get a post done. But, since ain't much happ'nin' here at work today I'm taking the opportunity to get it done now! Alas, it's just a couple of lamps that I've picked up recently.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Surely You Didn't Think I Was Gonna Feature My Own Space At The Green Shag Market And Ignore My Fellow Vendors! Of Course You Didn't And I Appologize For Calling Your Shirley (Airplane...Please Tell Me You Get It!). Alas, I'm Tuckered So It's Just Photos This Time. Status: Acapela...Or Is It Instrumental?

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Much like McDuff here, Mr. M is just beat.  I got a bug of some sort and a hard day's work really took it out of me...so just dropping off some pics of some of what you might find down at The Green Shag Market this week if you happen to stop by.  Enjoy!

Time For Another State Of The Booth (Green Shag Market) Address. It's Been A Little While And Things Are Always Changing...And Not Just In My Booth, But In The Shag Itself! Status: Awaiting Your Visit.

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The fine folks down at The Green Shag Market are so amazing.  They take such good care of Mr. Modtomic's booth!  Every time a large item shifts or I ham fistedly shoe horn in another big load someone comes along and magically makes it all look good.  I'm pretty good at making it fit, but they make it presentable.  How lucky am I?!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Did I Say I Was Done With The 127 Corridor Sale? Sorry! I Almost Forgot About These Great Classroom Retractable North And South America Maps. OK, Now I'm Pretty Sure This Is It. Status: Available.

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Remember these!  Do schools even use these retractable maps anymore?  I see these in a lot of posts on Apartment Therapy.  They make great art pieces and are just so bright and colorful, they'd look especially great in a stylish child's room or a nursery.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Danish Style Daybeds Are Always A Good Score. Finding One That Doesn't Creak When You Plop Down On It...Well That's Just Icing On The Proverbial Cake. The Trade Off? It's Contemporary, Not Vintage. Status: Available.

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Who knew that anyone still made this type of stylish simple daybed?  Moreover, who thought it'd have a steel frame that will be solid for about a hundred years.  Being contemporary, the cushions are of modern materials that will also last a long time but the backrests aren't quite as structured as you'd find on a vintage piece.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

This Is It. The Last Of The Haul From The Highway 127 Worlds Longest Flea Market / Yard Sale. Just Two More Pieces And You'll Not Hear About Hwy 127 From Me Again For Years! Promise! Status: All Done.

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Even though...or perhaps because...this stuff was so hard to find, hunting for and through the myriad of pop flea markets and yard sales was great fun.  I wish I had taken more photos of the places we stopped and the stuff we saw, but alas...I'm in either photographer mode or buyer mode...and apparently, never the twain shall meet.

Friday, August 22, 2014

How Many Times Have You Spotted A Lamp Like This At An Estate Sale Only To Find A NFS Tag On It?! At Least 'Round Here They LOVE To Keep These All To Themselves. Status: Availbable.

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Makes sense.  These are great for lighting a display of goodies at an estate sale.  They also do the trick if you're just needing a little illumination to read by in your favorite nook.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

It's Kinda Looking Like The Great Craigs-Drought Of 2014 Is Finally Over! I Nabbed This Great Pair Of Slat Seat Swivel Lounge Chairs A Couple Days Ago And Have Missed Out On A Few Other Gems Along The Way. So Things Are Looking Up! Status: Ready.

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I've been trying to get this fantastic set of bent plywood swivel loungers down to the booth in The Green Shag Market for a couple of days now.  You have no idea how many times I've driven down there on a Tuesday (the only day they AIN'T open) to drop something off.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

No No, I Didn't Start A Redwing Bobwhite Collection. I Picked Up This Set Along The 127 Corridor 690 Mile Long Flea Market. Am I Tempted To Keep It? Yup. Am I Going To Keep It? Nope. Status: In The Booth (307 CCAM).

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This cute little family of Redwing Bobwhite serving pieces was about the second or third item we found on our fun little yard sale road trip through Ohio and Kentucky.  These came from a collector rather than a seller of random wares and were a welcome find.

Monday, August 18, 2014

These Beautiful Blue Art Glass Pieces Were The VERY First Purchase On Our Highway 127 WLFM Weekend Adventure. I Was So Afraid They Wouldn't Survive The Entire Trip, But They Made It! Status: Available In Booth 307.

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I actually hesitated when I spotted this lovely pair of...uh, what exactly are these called? Vases? Chalices? I don't know. I can't seem to find the right term for them in my brain at the moment. Anybody? At any rate, finding good stuff right away felt like a good sign. I guess I should have taken it as a sign that I'd find mostly good Smalls!

Nope, I'm Not Done With The Good Stuff From The 127 Corridor WLYS...But I Am Taking A Quick Break. I Picked Up This Fantastic Set Of Stainless Steel And Leather Chairs Over The Weekend And Have Already Tagged Them Up And Dropped Them Off At CCAM. Status: Available.

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Yesterday was quite a busy day.  Not necessarily work busy...but once we got going it was fairly non stop.  After a brunch at the Girlfriend's Mom's we had to hustle to get over to the Creve Coeur Antique Mall to pull these out, clean them up, photograph them, tag 'em up and find some room for them in the booth.  Then we had to tool home to grab up some lawn chairs to sit in at the Drive In.  Phwew!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Dorothy Thorpe Style Booty (Ha, That's Kinda Funny) From The Worlds Longest Yard Sale, The Famous 127 Corridor Flea Market. As You Can See, You Can Find Good Stuff If You Are Persistent Enough. Status: In The Booth!

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This nice little haul of chrome rim bar ware came from two different sources along highway 127 but both sets were great bargains.   I would normally keep (horde?) this stuff for my own bar collection, but I think I've got enough.  Time to spread the wealth so these pieces are available in booth 307 at The Antique Mall of Creve Coeur.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

127 This...127 That. Get Used To It! I Picked Up Plenty From The 127 Corridor Worlds Longest Yard Sale. Lots Of Smalls. Hey Look, Here's A Couple Now! Status: Tagged And In Booth 307.

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Again, this is just a handful of the small items I picked up along highway 127 last weekend.  'Memba that I told ya that Sunday was a good day to get some sweet deals?  These were all late Saturday finds that I picked up from a guy who had pretty much thrown in the towel and was asking only ONE BUCK for anything he had.  How could I resist THAT!?